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Tell me I'm just having a bad dream...

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Capman2k, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. Capman2k

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    Tell me I\'m just having a bad dream...

    Lately, my TV has been taking about a minute or more to get the picture going nice and clear on the screen... Then last night I turned it off at 10, couldn't sleep, and decided to see what MTV had on the videos at about 11... So, I pick up my trusty universal remote from Target and push the power button... There's a nice flash on the screen and a pop and now the darn thing won't turn on... all the wires and everything are hooked up and the remote works...

    I think my TV is dead... it's only a few years old, wtf? I had a TV in my room when I was but a child, one of those ones that had to warm up, and had a dial with about 20 channels, and a button to turn it on and off... it was my parents when they bought it brand new around when I was born... up until a few months after we moved here about 6 years ago... 14 years of good service... and this piece of crap Japanese TV blows up after 5... /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif at least my parents payed for it and not me... but I probably get to buy a new one since I have a job now and my parents are fixin' to buy a new truck for mom...

    Expensive things though.... Maybe I can just fix it? Anyone a TV repair person??? /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
     
  2. mr_fujisawa

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    Re: Tell me I\'m just having a bad dream...

    tv's are cheaper at those warehouse places if you have one around you and are either a member yourself or know somebody who is.
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    Re: Tell me I\'m just having a bad dream...

    Yup, they definately don't build them to last anymore, and it's just cheap to go out and buy a new one rather than have your old one fixed.
     
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    Re: Tell me I\'m just having a bad dream...

    I think I'm still a member at Sam's club... but I dunno, I haven't sent in the $30 to renew my membership... I don't think I even spent that much in the year I had the membership. I was going to buy some tires, but never did... just some underwear and a few pens /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Tell me I\'m just having a bad dream...

    They invented Wallmart for people like you... What kind of truck is your mom looking for?
     
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    Re: Tell me I\'m just having a bad dream...

    My mom is looking for an extended or crew cab full size... She's not loyal to any brands or anything, but she's had Chevy trucks since I was in about 5th grade... before that it was some old white car that I think was a Chevy maybe... I think my parents are looking in the 6-8k range for a 95 or newer...

    I've kinda been thinking about finding a diesel pickup for myself... but I'd have to find someone to either buy or trade my Explorer for $5,000... plus if my payments go up more, that's more hours I'm going to have to work while going to college full time as well.. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    Re: Tell me I\'m just having a bad dream...

    Oh yeah... I told my parents of my predicament and they said they had a TV in their closet for just an occasion... it's just a 13 inch with a VCR built in... but it was free... I think they got it from the cable company or something like that /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif
     

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